Announcing a symposium: Waterways to Freedom: The Underground Railroad Journey from Hampton Roads, Virginia, Saturday, March 21, 2009, 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sponsored by the National Park Service, Norfolk State University, and the City of Norfolk, the symposium will include scholars (whose publications have focused on the Underground Railroad), a tour of local Underground Railroad sites, a pamphlet highlighting facts and lesson plans about the local Underground Railroad network, and a preview of a film on the Underground Railroad in the Dismal Swamp. The cost is $15 and will cover transportation for the tour, all symposium materials, a continental breakfast, and lunch.
Please visit our website, www.nsu.edu/waterwaystofreedom for more information and registration materials. You can also contact Cassandra Newby-Alexander (757/823-2268 or firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have questions.
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